Click here to learn more.
Vetstreet. All rights reserved.
Vetstreet does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. See Additional Information ›
Caroline Golon, the human behind popular humor blog Romeo the Cat, shares the stories of pet owners who have gone the extra mile for their pets in this series, The Things We Do for Love.
As a child, Kristin Gumper of St. Louis dreamed of owning her own horse one day. Last year she fulfilled her dream when she adopted City Girl, a 9-year-old bay mare. Gumper now makes up for her horseless years by spending plenty of quality time with City Girl, spoiling her and even throwing her a horse birthday party!
After volunteering at the Mid-America Horse Rescue to make sure she was ready to take on the responsibility of a horse, Gumper adopted City Girl, a former racehorse whose father, Seattle Slew, won the Triple Crown in 1977. From the moment they met, Gumper doted on the mare. Once she adopted her, the attention and pampering only increased.
To celebrate City Girl’s first birthday with her, Gumper threw a party. “I wanted to make it special for her,” Gumper says. She sent out “horse” invitations, and six horses and five humans attended the celebration in the barn that Gumper decorated for City Girl’s special day.
While the humans celebrated with birthday cake and champagne, the horses enjoyed their own “cake” made of molasses, oats, carrots and raisins. “City Girl loved it,” says Gumper. “She lit up. It was a big mess, but they all enjoyed it.”
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Rescuers wore safety cables to make
their way down the 100-foot cliff and save
Murphy, a 13-year-old Lab.
Dr. Patty Khuly tries to define the line
between being a benevolent pet rescuer
and an overwhelmed hoarder.
Snoring in cats may be harmless, but it
can also indicate a health issue. Our vet
reveals when you should worry.
We wanted to know which large breeds
you're interested in learning more about,
so we checked our site data to find…
The intelligent and talkative Burmese will
captivate you with his golden eyes and
charm you with his dog-like…
We’re sharing hilarious, cringe-inducing stories from our Facebook fans that we bet many pet owners can relate to!
The Ocicat’s spots make her look like a wild animal, but this domestic feline is known for her love of people.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.